A "masterwork" of "feminist research"
--The British Library's Oriental and India Office Collections
"Hello My Big Big Honey!"...very funny...
-- Publishers Weekly
The Far Eastern Economic Review wrote:
"The letters invite you into a Freudian whirlpool of sexual fantasies and frustration, of damaged egos and haunting super-egos, of dreams of pure love and acts of cold calculation, and a milieu of cross-cultural mayhem."
The *Lonely Planet* Guide to Thailand July 2001 edition
and the *Lonely Planet* Guide to Bangkok August 2001 edition
both recommend this book in their *Culture and Society* section.
Lonely Planet's Joe Cummings -- winner of the "2002 Best Travel Writing, Peace Corps Writers' Awards" -- wrote:
"Hello My Big Big Honey!" Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews -- published in French as 'Bonjour ma Grande Grande Cherie!' -- by Richard Ehrlich and Dave Walker, delivers exactly what the title describes. This collection of letters between Thai bar workers and their farang (foreigners of European descent) clients and the verbatim question-and-answer interviews with the women, discloses more about the complex nature of these encounters than 10 academic treatises of similar size."
"Hello My Big Big Honey!" is also one of only three books recommended by the *Lonely Planet* Bangkok: Condensed Guide
The Condensed Guide's September 2002 edition, written by Rebecca Turner, says in its "Bangkok in Print" section that this book is among the "better reads" and is "intriguing..."
Click *here* to read the complete book reviews about "Hello My Big Big Honey!" Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews, by:
Far Eastern Economic Review
London's News of the World Sunday Magazine
Ice Magazine, England
South China Morning Post
Joe Bob Briggs
Penthouse (in Dutch language)
The Fab and Funky Guide to Phuket
Charged: Extreme Leisure
"Hello My Big Big Honey!" Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews was published in San Francisco in September 2000, in a 252-page edition illustrated with 25 color photographs.
This American edition -- ISBN 0867194731 -- can be ordered through any local bookshop or Internet bookseller, including Amazon.com (click *here* to order from amazon now), for delivery worldwide (or scroll down for other websites and bookshops where "Hello My Big Big Honey!" is available)
Earlier, a 172-page edition -- ISBN 9748876195 -- with fewer interviews and no photos was published in Bangkok and is currently in its 12th printing on sale at most bookshops throughout Thailand.
A French-language translation -- ISBN 9748434478 -- of the 172-page edition, titled: "Bonjour ma Grande Grande Cherie!" Lettres d'Amour aux Filles des Bars de Bangkok et Interviews Revelatrices, was published in Bangkok in 1998 and is also on sale at most bookshops throughout Thailand and the French-language book websites listed below.
Translated into French by Bangkok-based Le Figaro correspondent Florence Compain and France's RTL radio correspondent Cyril Payen, this book is also available titled:
"Bonjour ma Grande Grande Cherie!" Lettres d'Amour aux Filles des Bars de Bangkok et Interviews Revelatrices available in bookshops throughout Thailand and former French Indochina and worldwide via Amazon.com and other websites.
Gavroche magazine reviews the French edition "entirely free of the greasy imprint of voyeurism"
incoming french e-mail (in response to the french edition)
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San Francisco book tour
When the book was published in the United States, the authors travelled to San Francisco where we gave readings, stocked book shops, and signed copies of "Hello My Big Big Honey!"
To read all about the authors' San Francisco Bay book tour click "Hello My Big Big Book Tour" *here*
(this article is from the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand's *Dateline* magazine)
Book signings and other events included:
KPFA-FM Pacifica Radio
KPFA-FM Pacifica Radio
KPFA-FM Pacifica Radio
April 29, 2001 a live reading of "Hello My Big Big Honey!" excerpts by the staff of KPFA-FM, Pacifica Radio, on their *Cover to Cover* literary review show, broadcasting from Berkeley, California
"Yes, we did read from the book and 'push' it on Sunday, April 29, in a book arts program that highlights -- via reading excerpts -- new publications of note...as we were doing a live reading and touting the work..."
-- The Drama and Literature Department
North Beach North Beach North Beach North Beach North Beach North Beach
April 24, 2001 at Gino and Carlo's Cocktail Lounge, Green Street, North Beach, San Francisco (book signing)
Saint James Infirmary
Saint James Infirmary
Saint James Infirmary
April 23, 2001 at the Minna Art Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco (a benefit book signing by both co-authors of "Hello My Big Big Honey!")
All profits from this "Hello My Big Big Honey!" benefit were donated to the Saint James Infirmary, "an occupational health and safety clinic" for sex workers in San Francisco.
"Free, confidential peer-managed health care and social services for all sex workers" and "legal assistance in the areas of criminal, civil, labor and employment law."
Saint James Infirmary's Board of Directors includes Margo St. James, Patsy Chan, Gail Pheterson, Gloria Lockett, Linda Corso, Dawn Passar and Annie Sprinkle
Saint James Infirmary was founded by COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and is a joint project between Exotic Dancers Alliance, COYOTE and the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, STD Prevention and Control Services
Saint James Infirmary is also supported by: CAL-PEP, Institute for Community Health Outreach, La Casa de las Madres, North American Task Force on Prostitution, PROMISE/Milestones, Riley Center, San Francisco District Attorney's Office Victim Services, San Francisco Food Bank, San Francisco Pre-Trial Diversion Project and Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center
If you would like to donate funds to a worthy cause, please contact the Saint James Infirmary's administrative office: 1360 Mission Street, Suite 401, San Francisco, California 94103. phone (415) 554-8494, fax (415) 554-9636
Saint James Infirmary clinic is at 356 Seventh Street (between Folsom and Harison) San Francisco. phone (415) 487-5500
April 21 and April 22, 2001 at the 15th annual WonderCon, Oakland, California (a "Hello My Big Big Honey!" table signing by both co-authors)
The Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street
April 20, 2001 at Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, California (book signing by both co-authors of "Hello My Big Big Honey!")
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California
telephone (415) 282-9246
"A cheerful staff and the best computer section of any
independent in the city suck you into this airy, open
"Heavy on erotica and pop culture, the
store also carries plenty of poetry, travel and art.
"A promising children's section is filled with books and toys from different cultures.
"The full-service neighborhood bookstore for San Francisco's vibrant Mission District.
"We offer a rich selection of international fiction, an outstanding collection of contemporary literary and cultural theory, and wide-ranging, provocative analyses of global economics, new technologies, contemporary politics and media. We sell Spanish language books and feature one of the Bay Area's most extensive collections of literature on Latino history and culture. We also maintain informed, eclectic sections on sexuality and gender. And did we mention our children's books?"
City Lights says it stocks "Hello My Big Big Honey!" Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews "prominently featured in what we call our 'EVIDENCE' section."
"Famed San Francisco bookstore is an intellectual Mecca and reader's pilgrimage, with the best that's published in a wide range of subject areas."
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skirmishes that are most violent in the areas of art. An outpost in this revolt is City Lights Book Store."
-- Al Aronowitz
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